Sunday, October 31, 2010

Freaky Little Stuffed Animals

My girls wanted handcrafted stuffed animals. I think they spotted a pattern for them in a JoAnn's circular. They asked if i could make a couple and I said sure, as soon as I bought a pattern (because I'm a by-the-book kinda girl....not just a wing-it kinda girl). So, we find ourselves in JoAnn's, I let them pick their fabric, and I find the pattern. I'm also buying fabric for the Halloween pillow cases and tote bags. This trip to EXPENSIVE....like beyond what I expected to pay for these little crafty items. But, we paid and walked out. When I got home, I glanced at the receipt and notice the stupid little pattern for the animals was $15.99!! WHAT??!! Oh, no! We are NOT keeping this.......

"I am breaking outta my mold and I'm making my own pattern for these creatures!" I declare.

So brave aren't I?

So, I traced my interpretation of a freaky little animal onto paper bags and got to cutting and sewing. And here's the result!


Definitely freaky. Definitely weird. Definitely cuddly. And apparently a couple little friends who've seen them want one for their own :-)

5 comments:

  1. I love them! I think you're onto something...time to sell them? I just bought a "how to sew" book, but if patterns are that expensive, I think I may give up on sewing before I start!

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  2. Ha those are so cute! That's fun they got to pic out their fabric and everything. :)

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  3. You don't need no stinking pattern! These are hilarious and lovable.

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  4. They are adorable! Have you seen the ugly monster little stuffed friends. Yours remind me of them. Ruthie

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  5. I think handmade patterns are so cute! Good job and thanks for linking to Fantabulous Friday!

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